Education Management Corporation

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Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated 17 September 2014
Updated 17 September 2014
299 Reviews
2.4
299 Reviews
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Edward H. West
64 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people to work with and there are opportunities to move up here and there (in 13 reviews)

  • They compensate you fairly and have good benefits for employees, 401K match, insurance, wellness programs (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • The work life balance for this company is not ideal for people with a family (in 14 reviews)

  • There is no job security there and you would be stupid to take a job there at this point in time (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Experience except for politics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Necessity is the basis of work. Livelihood is to survive.

    Cons

    Nepotism, biased gender, preferred females only.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should remain unbiased

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    admin/ manager/recruiter

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    Current Employee - Administrative/Manager/Recruiter  in  Coimbatore
    Current Employee - Administrative/Manager/Recruiter in Coimbatore

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    this is the major work of all students and their parents. i hope this is the best field to develope ourself and the society itself soon,

    Cons

    If a student can't to succeed that subject or degree or some other in thgat major its make problem in our career also.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Iam not having that much of knowledge to advise the upper peoples.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    sixteen years of accounts experience

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    Current Employee - General Accountant  in  Chengalpattu
    Current Employee - General Accountant in Chengalpattu

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    my self having best experience in retail , audit & accounts, h& r experience in last 16 years

    Cons

    rare opportunity to deliver the best efforts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management always think who is the best teller. not result oriented. they want to achivers only. but they fall only orally tellers only

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    My experience was a positive growing and learning experience.

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    Current Employee - National Admissions Advisor  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - National Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It is a position you can be proud of. You will be changing lives for a living, and there is no job beyond that in which is satisfying.

    Cons

    Meeting Expectations, sometimes can be a little nerve-racking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Sadly, a sinking ship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The amazing work the students created - they had such talent and passion. Certain teams had great people, a lot were there 10+ years for good reason. Benefits were great. Continuing education opportunities for employees and their immediate family.

    Cons

    Slow adoption to new technologies. Closed minded to new process improvements. Morale was bad and the culture didn't foster the creative education we were supporting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember why you are there - for the students - and focus on them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great overall experience! Allowed the opportunity to help others in pursuing their educational goals!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Not micro managed, fulfilling and rewarding work. Amazing work environment, many minor perks of the job. Job title assigned carries a lot of "weight" in the professional world

    Cons

    "What have you done for me lately" attitude from the management. "Pushed" to accomplish start goals...sometimes beyond what is best for the student

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember exactly what the staff has to go through with each individual student

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company grew too fast

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    Former Employee - High School Representative  in  Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - High School Representative in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Loved the family work balance and the team.

    Cons

    Grew to fast. Unfortunately there will be more layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people the option to move at their expense. Take into consideration employee performance not just where they live.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Goodbye 401k match!

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    Former Employee - General Accountant  in  Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - General Accountant in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people and highly proficient controllership department. Deficient IT and infrastructure investments have hampered and complicated the ongoing efforts to streamline and centralize processes and procedures. Extremely tough regulatory and economic environment for this type of business, and they've done reasonably well given these adverse conditions.

    Cons

    Their 401k match was reduced to 4% of as june/july 2014 And then, in August 2014, they completely eliminated the match! This change may accelerate the exodus of employees, and make it more unlikely that they will attract highly talented individuals in the future. I understand the business rationale, and it's a very tough decision - may prove to be a short term change for them to avoid another default. In a year or two, things may change and they may become a profitable company again. It's a no win situation in the short term despite having great people on board. I don't doubt that they will emerge intact from this tough time period, but it will take a few years for them to start realizing growth again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Best of luck!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Admissions Representative

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Education Management Corporation

    Pros

    co-workers, cafe, compensation, my manager, veterans

    Cons

    dialing, mundane work, boredom, compliance

  11.  

    Telemarketing

    Former Employee - Admissions Representative  in  Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Bonded with many of my co-workers.

    Cons

    Felt like I was selling insurance half the time.

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